Scenes from the May 10 Recapture Canyon ATV protest ride in Blanding, Utah. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman organized the illegal ride into areas closed to motorized vehicles, rich with archaeological sites and sacred to Native American tribes to protest what he called the jurisdictional creep of federal land agencies. Family members of Cliven Bundy, the scofflaw Nevada rancher, showed up along with other Bundy supporters, many of them armed.
I tagged along, and wrote about it for High Country News.
All photos by gin+gelato/Jonathan P Thompson